Category Archives: Social Media
The use of social media in education
This posts introduces Diigo and outlines how the social bookmarking tool, Diigo can be used in the classroom
Whiteway, A. (2009). An evaluation of using diigo.Com with students. Retrieved from
There have been numerous blog posts on
10 of the best of ….
50 ways to use ….
So I’ve decided to take a little bit of a different slant on things and produce a video of a slide montage on how twitter is used in all levels of education in Ireland.
I’ve also compiled a Prezi with some more information on Twitter containing a series of tutorial videos on how Twitter can be used in your teaching
As with all of the materials available on this blog they are released under Creative Commons (CC by SA)
Trying to get students to participate in moodle discussion forums can drive you up the wall.
There are a variety of techniques that you can use to encourage engagement in the forums but this post may provide an easier solution. There is an old saying (unfortunately I don’t know where it came from, “if you want to catch a fish, go where the fish are”. In this context I interpret that as if you want to get students talking to one another about your subject – go to where they talk. The most obvious place for todays students is through social media. This short video shows you how to embed a hashtag from twitter into your moodle page. So when they talk on twitter about your subject, using the hashtag that you provide, all of their comments on twitter are fed through into your moodle course
In this video you will see the twitter feed being placed as a HTML block on the side of the course. You can also insert the feed as a “label” in a section on the course – the choice is yours